This Day in Showbiz History… May 13

ON THIS DAY IN 2019:

Robert Pattinson (pictured), of the Twilight movies, turns 33 today, while music legend Stevie Wonder turns 69, musician Joe Brown turns 78 and actor Harvey Keitel turns 80.

Actor Gary Cooper, born in 1901, died on this day in 1961, and Chet Baker died on this day in 1988, the jazz trumpeter having fallen out of a hotel window. He was 59.

The Beatles movie, Let It Be, premiered on this day in 1970, while The Rolling Stones recorded Satisfaction on this day in 1965, and on this day in 1992,  America’s NBC network screened the final episode of the popular Night Court.

On the theatre scene, the musical The Pyjama Game opened on Broadway on this day in 1954. It went on to enjoy 1 063 performances.

At the top of the South African Springbok Radio singles chart on this day in 1982 was Get Down On It by Kool and the Gang. It spent seven consecutive weeks at No 1. Just saying…